Cem Evrendilek received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees all in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 1988, 1992, and 1996 respectively. During his graduate study, he had the opportunity to conduct research on persistent programming languages, multidatabase query optimization, interoperability, and data clustering. From 1991 to 2007, he has also worked for the industry and directed military and civilian projects involving the design and development C3I and ERP systems. He has also designed a very fast computer player for a Scrabble like word game that can make expert-caliber moves against thousands of human players simultaneously.

Cem Evrendilek has been a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences at İzmir University of Economics since 2007. His current research focuses on design and analysis of computational aspects of various algorithms in diverse areas such as graph partitioning, polygonal covering, and localization.